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How can I format a table to look nice?

I have this code, but I would like to see the results well formatted. How can I obtain a well formatted data with alignment similar to this one? Instead, I obtain the result you see here (click to ...
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How to transform the result of this integral into powers of $\sin\,x$?

I want to calculate the integral $I = \displaystyle\int{\cos ^5 x\, \mathrm dx}$. Using the variable $t = \sin x$, I get $$I = \sin x - \frac{2}{3}\sin^3 x + \frac{1}{5}\sin^5 x + C.$$ With ...
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Concatenating strings, unevaluated expressions and evaluated expressions/values

Maybe this is something very simple to some of you. Anyway, I think this can be useful to many others like me. I would like to build an output that involves strings, unevaluated expressions and ...
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How cut any integer number?

I have this output: (323909701210368 Sqrt[3] t^(56/3))/(11 Gamma[2/3] Gamma[59/3]) + ( 23266815064996478976000 t^(71/3))/(Gamma[2/3] Gamma[74/3]) I want to have ...
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Displaying a list of percentage values according to their classification

I have a list of percentages as follows: percent = {21.15, 42.3, 57.68, 73.06, 84.6, 90.37, 96.14, 99.99, 99.99, 99.99, 99.99} I want to classify these ...
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Why does TraditionalForm[Inactivate[x y]] show x * y ? instead of x y?

Given that both x and y are expressions, in my case x is ...
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How to change the color of specified digits in a number?

I've been playing with numerical approximations for irrational numbers, and would find it convenient to be able to highlight where these approximations deviate from the known correct answers. For ...
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How to transform the output of FactorInteger to a traditional format?

I changed the FactorInteger output to a format which is more suitable to my needs. I used: ...
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How to set the output be generated in a cell different from “Output”

I would have some functions, for instance Plot, to generate their output using a different Cell's style rather than "Output". The reason is that I'm producing some documents with many images and, for ...
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How to receive the result of the integral $ \int\frac{1}{x}dx$ is $\ln|x|$?

When I input \[Integral]1/x \[DifferentialD]x in Mathematica, I get Log[x]. How can I make the result of the integral $\...
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How to ask Mathematica to display answer in “$\LaTeX$” form

I am not sure how to explain it, but whenever I compute something in Mathematica, the output always spits back the result in a Mathematica language as opposed to easy-to-read equations. It's ...
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How to label only leaves in TreeForm?

I have a Huffman encoding represented as a list in the following manner: encoding = {{{w, d}, {o, s}}, {{{e, q}, a}, {i, j}}}; This means that ...
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Reduce an equation by putting a new variable

I have the following equation given: $$ (26-x)\cdot\sqrt{5x-1} -(13x+14)\cdot\sqrt{5-2x} + 12\sqrt{(5x-1)\cdot(5-2x) }= 18x+32. $$ In order to solve it, I want to substitute $t = \sqrt{5x - 1}-\sqrt{...
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Show[] combines my Graphics3D objects in an undesirable way

Thanks to those (Heike, Jens, MrWizard, and R.M.) who helped me yesterday with figuring out how to plot an EM wave. Now I am running into trouble with the Show ...
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Plots using TextAlignment with SwatchLegend to left align multi-line items

I have Legends that stretch over multi-lines and the only way I can get them left aligned is by adding white space to the end of the legend item. Does anyone know if there is a way to use ...
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Visualize Pascal's triangle with the product of the terms in the $n$th row

How to make the following graphics by using Mathematica? What I tried: I used J.M's answer for the Pascal triangle ...
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Modifying the built in graphic format of colors

Can users modify the default format of colors in the front end? Red For example, dimensions, aspect ratio, EdgeForm? The motivation is the functional ...
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Sorting out atom types in an XYZ file

I am trying to rewrite the output of "VertexCoordinates" such that instead of a hybrid list of atoms and coordinates that result from using the following input program, I want all coordinates of the ...
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Restrict Mathematica command to what is inside parentheses

I have a bunch of expressions like this one: $\frac{e^{-\frac{7 J}{2 k T}} \left(2 e^{-\frac{2 g H \mu _B}{k T}}+e^{-\frac{g H \mu _B}{k T}}-e^{\frac{g H \mu _B}{k T}}-2 e^{\frac{2 g H \mu _B}{k T}...
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Row and Column Headings for a Grid

It would be useful for me if I could write: Grid[{{a, b}, {c, d}, {e, f}}, GridHeadings -> {{"r1", "r2", "r3"}, {"c1", "c2"}}] just like ...
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Showing AlgebraicNumber[1/2 (1 + Sqrt[5]), {-3, 2}] in human-readable way

Is there a function to show algebraic numbers in Mathematica more conveniently? I am looking for something similar to MatrixForm for matrices. For example, I would like to view ...
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Why does MakeBoxes mess up RowBox ordering?

When I use RowBox for MakeBoxes the order of the elements is changed for TraditionalForm, if there is a plus (+) in the list of elements. ...
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Customized FortranForm output

Let's take the following example V = (-G*Mn)/Sqrt[x^2 + y^2 + z^2 + cn^2]; Vx = D[V, x]; FortranForm[Vx] The result is ...
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Set number of columns in text-based interface

Is it possible to set the number of columns in Mathematica's text-based interface? Or disable word wrapping in the text-based interface ? Specifically, my concern is output from ...
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Real and/or improved CForm of expressions

I'd quite like to be able to automatically generate C++ versions of certain mathematical expressions that I've manipulated in Mathematica. The resultant C++ code fragment is then going to be used ...
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Unexpected behavior: CForm converts rationals to floating numbers

One line question: How to make CForm[1/2] generate 1/2 instead of 0.5? (Thanks Nasser's ...
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How do I edit the background of Axis labels in my plot?

I'm using the standard report stylesheet in Mathematica and when I output a plot, I've set it up so that I get a white background, however the axis labels still have a gray background. How do I change ...
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To style Sound object

While doing some signal processing research my aesthetic feelings were heavily struck by following output: The problem here is that 211.96 s label is partially ...
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How can I make 1+$MachineEpsilon not look like 1?

I undarstand that 1+$MachineEpsilon is actually not equal 1. However, it persists to look like it was equal ...
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How do I NOT change the input/output number when editing?

I tried to search for a topic on this, but didn't seem to find anything, so here goes. I'm pretty new to Mathematica, so there are a lot of things I don't know yet, but one thing is pretty annoying ...
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New display format needed: “drag box”

I want to create a new display type, especially for numbers or text, but potentially for arbitrary objects as well. I want a "drag box" where not all of the number (object) is visible, but dragging ...
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How to order terms in a polynomial in two variables negative lexicographically

I have several polynomials in variables p and q, each term in which has total degree n, a constant. I would like to output the polynomial in increasing powers of p (and hence decreasing powers of q), ...
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Can one prevent operators like `Factor` or `Apart` from changing full form of some algebraic expressions?

In this question I will talk about a toy example, it should be clear what do I actually mean in general. Also, not only Factor but also ...
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Set PlotTheme globally?

Can one set a default PlotTheme globally? While I recognize one can make lots of workarounds to sort of do this: Go to ...
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Continuous background color of adjacent cells

I'm trying to make continuous blocks of cells so that their background colors are the same, but without breaks of white space between them. E.g. After some recent digging, I found the option "Show ...
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10bits per rgb / 1024 shades of gray?

Can we display 10 bits per rgb in Mathematica? I'm using a quadro card and 30 bit monitor and can get a smooth gradient using Psychtoolbox in matlab. The following Mathematica should produce a bar ...
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Using TraditionalForm to express equations

I have a notebook in which a couple of partial derivatives are calculated. At the time of publishing this notebook, I'd like to make the resulting equations look the way they would in standard ...
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Hiding independent variables of a function in Traditional Form

I would like to perform a computation which involves fourth-order derivatives of a composite function of four variables. I am defining my function as ...
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How to get this grid normal height?

When I execute this ...
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How can I fix Mathematica's text line-breaking algorithm not to line-break so soon?

I have some custom plotting functions that simplify the placement of footnotes and source notes under the plot. It is important that the line length of the footnotes fills up the available space and ...
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How can I efficiently write formatted data to a Gaussian Cube file?

I am working with data files that contain information about electronic wave functions. The data format is specified by the quantum chemistry program Gaussian. I need to import the data, manipulate ...
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Using CellPrint with a TraditionalForm string

I am trying to use CellPrint to print a cell that asks a user to solve an equation. This equation is randomly generated right beforehand, and I would like to have it print in Blue. The whole Cell ...
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Command to Show Full Output

I have some rather long output from a notebook I run on a remote server. There is a time limit on processes so I typically do NotebookSave[] after any important ...
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displaying Laurent polynomials nicely

I have some 2-variable Laurent polynomials in $q$ and $t$, and I'd like to collect powers of $q$ and display them without using fractions, and to sort the terms by the power of $q$. For example, I'd ...
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How to apply tags to expression terms?

I often see on this site and at the mathgroup the repeated questions on how to rearrange expression that Mathematica "likes" to keep in one form, but the user prefers in another. Consider this trivial ...
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How to get a list of pairs into the form $(x,y)$?

I want to put the solutions of the equation $y = (x + 3)/(x - 3)$, where $x$, $y$ are integers, into the form $(x,y)$. For example, $(2, -5)$ instead of $\{2,-5\}$. When I evaluated ...
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How can I suppress zero or nonzero values in a matrix?

So, if I have something like: F[IdentityMatrix[3] // MatrixForm, 1] I'd like F[] to display: $$\begin{pmatrix} 1 & &...
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Filling and Shading an Harmonic Curve

Suppose I have an equation plotted as shown: ...
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ArcTan expressed as a radian fraction?

This type of answer is what I'm looking for: In[58]:= ArcTan @ 1 Out[58]= π/4 This is what mathematica gives me: ...
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Using different style on segments of a plot [duplicate]

Is it possible to plot a function with two different colors? To illustrate, let's have: Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 2 π}] which plots a curve. And I would like it to be ...